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Today is going to be a VERY pretty Monday. Are you ready for it? We feel absurdly lucky to be featuring Sarah and John’s wedding which took place at The Villa in San Juan Capistrano. Not only is this location gorg, with stunning details, but it’s also the wedding of an avid Grey Likes Reader. What an honor to have helped inspire such a beautiful wedding! Lady Grey is beyond flattered. Of course, when everything is shot on film by a photographer like Matt Haines, you really can’t go wrong!

Very stunning styling by the bride herself, Sarah of Lemons and Vinegar along with planning by Bre of Joyful Weddings & Events. Eat your hearts out, ladies!

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A little about Sarah and John’s wedding from Matt:

Sarah and John were married at The Villa in San Juan Capistrano, CA, a historic building located a few blocks from the world-famous San Juan Capistrano Mission. The venue has an intimate “Old California” feel to it, and easily hosted the 130 guests under shade trees in the courtyard. Sarah is a wedding and event stylist (Lemons and Vinegar) and did the styling herself, with the help of florist Nancy Thompson.

Some fun details include the Polaroid cameras, which guests used to take photos of themselves and wishes for the happy couple in the Polaroid guest book. Signature drinks included Mojitos and Margaritas, served in Mason jars. There were plenty of children at the wedding, and each one had their own goody bag with coloring books and other items, to keep them entertained while all the grown-ups had fun.

Resources // Styling: Sarah with Lemons and Vinegar // Wedding Planner: Bre Nelson with Joyful Weddings & Events // Photographer: Matt Haines // Assistant Photographer: Brandon Wright // Venue: The Villa at San Juan Capistrano // Stationery: Kiwi Cards // Caterer: Iva Lee’s // DJ: DJ Fidel // Florals: Nancy Thompson // Cake: It’s All About the Cake // Hair/Make Up: 1011 Make Up // Violinist: Angelica Strings

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There are so many things I love about Carmen and Jordan’s simply sweet Florida wedding. We can start with the film images, shot by Shipra Panosian Photography. Those bright blooms are tugging at my heart strings and how much do you love the idea of kicking off your heels during cocktail hour for some empanadas and Corona? Yum.

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Photography: Shipra Panosian Photography // Venue and Caterer: Dubsdread Tap Room // Event Design: Lee Forrest Design // Cakes: Anna Cakes

Today’s jewel toned wedding comes to us from Ariel Yve Design and Mike Larson Photography. Drop dead florals by Jennifer at Fiore Designs all set at the Montecito Country Club. My fave part? Heather and Lars dogs, which look incredibly dashing, don’t they? We hear they almost stole the show. ALMOST.

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Our hearts are SO aflutter today! It’s Valentine’s Day, which means, first off, hopefully you are celebrating the day with your beloved. Second, it means that we’ll be receiving a freshly minted batch of newly engaged ladies–what a great day! We are so beyond lucky to be featuring a Valentine wedding shot by Adam Barnes and designed our FAVORITE southern planner, Easton Events. This wedding is a stunner and is sure to fill you up with all sorts of love on your day.

If you want to see more images of this gorgeous wedding, head over to the sweet as pie, Southern Weddings!

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Luke and Blair’s love story and engagement is so sweet, we just had to share: During the summer of 2008 I was living in Virginia and Luke was in Manhattan. I planned a trip to New York for a weekend to see my best friend from home and my dear friends from college—a real girls weekend that included a trip to the Hamptons. Saturday afternoon found us at Cyril’s– a restaurant on a 2 lane highway that at about 4:00 p.m. becomes THE place to see and catch up with all of your Southern friends who live in New York, or, like me, were just visiting the Hamptons. And there I saw him–tall and handsome. Although we had gone to college an hour away from one another in Virginia, had both attended the Carolina Cup horse races for years in his South Carolina hometown, and had a zillion friends in common, it was not until June 2008 that we actually met one another. It was love at first sight. Luke proposed on a Tuesday evening. Just us. The best surprise of my life and the reason that I now love Tuesdays the most. Later that evening, we met all of our friends at the Soho Grand hotel to celebrate. They all knew and had been waiting for the announcement—it was such a dear surprise and one of the best memories of my life.

Lovely vendors that helped create this wedding —

Photographer: Adam Barnes // Videographer: Meet Cute // Planner: Easton Events // Ceremony venue: Bride’s Parents’ Home // Reception venue: Bride’s Parents’ Home // Florist: Rod Meek, Lynchburg, VA // Wedding Cake or Dessert Baker: Magnolia Foods // Caterer: Avenue Foods // Rentals: Skyline  // Linens: Festive Fare; Tavola // Lighting: Skyline // Paper Products: Rock Paper Scissors // Calligraphy: Kendall Rose // Bride’s Dress: Oscar de la Renta // Bride’s Hair Accessories/Veil/Jewelry: Oscar de la Renta (Veil)/Kiss the Ring New York; Estate (Jewelry) // Bride’s Shoes: Valentino // Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Ciarla // Furniture: Avista // Band: Mo’Sol // Chairs and stools: AFR // Vintage car: Albemarle Vintage

Leave it to a Martha Stewart alumnus to create an awe inspiring wedding backdrop for her best friend, with simply strands of boldly colored tissue poms. Amy and Rob’s wedding shot by Chi-Ling Wang Photography has already got us scheming for Valentine Day decor. So simple…yet so striking. It’s the Martha way.

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Resources included: Photography Chi-Ling Wang Photography // Event Planner: Silver Charm Events // Event Venue: Huron Substation // Hair Stylist: MandaLyn Hair Design